Evidence on Eating Dates to Start Labor

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-eating-dates-to-start-labor/ This has been a hot topic in the doula world for a while. (Click link above to watch the video on EBB website regarding dates and labor!) In today’s Q & A, part of our Natural Induction Series, we’re going to talk about eating the date fruit or Phoenix dactylifera to induce labor naturally.Continue reading “Evidence on Eating Dates to Start Labor”

The Benefits of a Mindful Pregnancy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/well/family/the-benefits-of-a-mindful-pregnancy.html Many expectant mothers worry about the physical pain that accompanies labor and childbirth. New research suggests that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education can help first-time mothers cope with their fear. (click link to read this great post on NY Times website)

Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan

http://www.mumfidential.com/dont-tell-women-theres-no-point-making-birth-plan/   Don’t make a birth plan, it’s pointless, because birth is completely unpredictable. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard a woman being given this crappy nugget of pseudo-wisdom, I’d be rich enough to start my own luxury birth centre in St Lucia. It’s fabulously convenient to tell women this, actually,Continue reading “Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan”